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Old Bank Studios

Contact Name: Beverley Caleno

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19 Kings Quay Street
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3ER

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Old Bank Studios's Courses

£140
Essex - Next course on 14th September 2019
This two day lino printing course is open to anyone wanting to discover printmaking in this most accessible form. Based at Old Bank Studios in Harwich. Beginners will learn the basics of lino cut and design and complete at least one series of prints. Those with a little more experience will be able to produce a more intricate work, with the possibility of using more than one colour. With two days you will be able...
£98
Essex
Monday morning dressmaking course with Amanda Walker . The course begins with discussing styles, fabrics and the type of garment to make, suitable to your ability. Over the following weeks you will be taken step by step from designing through to the completion of a handmade garment with a professional finish. Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully...
£69
Essex - Next course on 15th June 2019
Join this one day collage, mixed media and print workshop at Old Bank Studios. This is an opportunity to take yourself back to a favourite destination – Along the Seashore! This course is about ‘playfulness’ and experimentation. We shall be working from images of on and around the seashore in terms of landscape, wildlife i.e. seabirds, plantlife, dogs and people, shells, seaweed and pebbles as our ‘starting point’. Using collage, we will bring it altogether...
£110
Essex - Next course on 30th May 2019
Amanda’s two day workshop is designed to get you started or take you further in dressmaking. You will be able to complete a garment within the two days; how complicated it is will depend on your level of experience, but it is open to absolute beginners. Equally if you are stuck on a project and need help finishing, you can come along and tap into Amanda’s wealth of experience. What you will need to bring...
£69
Essex - Next course on 16th June 2019
One day lino cut printing workshop with Helen Maxfield. This Beginners’ Linocut workshop will introduce you to the materials and safe use of tools, before moving on to design and produce your own one colour print. The theme of the day will be winter/Christmas scenes or images, with the idea of turning your print into Christmas cards, however the choice is yours. Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses...
£65
Essex - Next course on 12th October 2019
This workshop will enable you to print cyanotype on fabric. The fabric will then be used to embellish a simple cotton bag made by you. We will make prints using negatives, objects and templates in the morning. Our prints can dry over lunch and after lunch we will be putting the bag together Angenita Hardy-Teekens – Cyanotype Printed Bag £65.00 | 12th October - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Spaces available: 6 All Materials...
£79
Essex - Next course on 29th September 2019
Working with a contemporary and rich colour palate of high quality linen yarns and sets of wooden tassel moulds, you will learn the traditional techniques for making an elegant multiple mould tassel, using basic techniques such as how to roll a wooden tassel mould with cord as well as cover a mould vertically with yarn, make a wired cut skirt, and assemble the whole tassel with a 3 or 4 strand suspension cord. You will...
£60
Essex
Come along and make a gorgeous beginners patchwork quilt, patchwork bag or follow your own project; the choice is yours. Click through for details and online booking or get in touch with any queries.
£75
Essex - Next course on 1st September 2019
The day will begin with John doing a short demonstration landscape, showing the way he applies oil paint, brush control and colour mixing. He will discuss painting a sky, distance and foreground (aerial perspective) and trees. Depending on your level of experience and drawing ability, you can make your own painting as complicated or simple as you like. There will be plenty of photos to choose from to give you inspiration and ideas. John will...
£55
Essex - Next course on 14th July 2019
In this one day workshop Beginner’s will learn how to make a fabulous cushion with added appliqué decoration. The more experienced student will also be able to add piping to their cushion. This is a great course to bring out the interior designer in you. We’ll be working in a small group in our lovely purpose-designed textile studio. What you will need to bring All materials are included Bring the sewing machine you are used...
£55
Essex - Next course on 22nd September 2019
Come along for a relaxing, fun day and learn to make this exquisite little purse. You will learn how to line, shape and neatly insert a metal designer zip and have some fun embellishing with a little bit of basic machine embroidery. You can make one of my original designs, Rosie Posie, Floral Hare or make it your own with a huge range of fabrics to choose from. You will be able to take away...
£59
Essex - Next course on 13th October 2019
Start by painting the background on silk with fabric paints then use various painted and coloured fabrics to construct your landscape. Bev will help you through the process concentrating on colour and aerial perspective. Complete the artwork with machine embroidery using a variety of machine stitches with interesting threads. Add close up foliage and seed heads to give an impression of distance. Suitable for all abilities. About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old...
£59
Essex
Start by painting a background on to silk, then use various coloured and painted fabrics to construct a seascape. Bev will help you through the process, concentrating on colour and aerial perspective. Complete the artwork with machine embroidery using various threads and stitches and gold leaf in the foreground About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped with...
£199
Essex - Next course on 10th August 2019
A fantastic weekend which sees you completing a charming footstool in your own choice of fabric. Some quilting and sewing machine experience necessary You will need to bring Face fabric; 64 qty. 2″ x 21″ strips of fabric (these can be cut out of 8 coordinating fat quarters) Avoid directional fabrics. Thread to match Sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter and scissors (available to borrow with prior arrangement) About your Tutor Bev is joint owner...
£55
Essex - Next course on 1st June 2019
Join Bev in the textile studios to discover this unique use of tyvec material. You will start with a little bit of painting and then with felt and bondaweb watch the magic appear. Finish with foiling and a variety of machine embroidery and threads. For beginners and serious stitchers alike. About your Tutor Bev is joint owner of Old bank Studios along with husband Nigel and runs the separate textile studio which is fully equipped...
£160
Essex - Next course on 16th November 2019
Explore the process of using unfinished textile samples and/or drawing/paintings/photographic/ photocopied image as a resource developing new projects. The stimulus to be found in the landscape from the urban and natural world will be your primary resource as you look at different media and its application for textile and mixed media work. You are welcome and encouraged to develop their own themes, however Cas will have lots of reference and will help you develop your...
£75
Essex - Next course on 2nd June 2019
A great introduction into the art of wet felting. Learn how to make fabulous felted flowers and progress onto a decorative 3D structured vessel. Starting with unspun merino wool –in a huge range of colours – you will learn basic wet felting techniques and using little more than hot soapy water and enthusiasm, you will go home with a colourful, unique felt vessel or bowl! No experience necessary, but a little bit of “elbow grease”...
£75
Essex - Next course on 6th September 2019
Learn about the beautiful art of glass fusing, the design process and techniques to produce stunning pieces of glass work. You will develop a tall, free standing design from which you will make a layered panel. Fenella will then take your pieces away to be fired; your finished fused artworks will be ready for collection or delivery (extra £3) within a week or two. Your pieces will come back in box along with a polished...
£79
Essex - Next course on 2nd November 2019
Join this one day flowers, collage and painting art workshop at Old Bank Studios. Following an introduction from Sally Anne about her art and career, she will begin the day with the first part of her demonstration. You will then prepare your canvas for painting and sketch out your design. After a second brief demo you will begin painting using colour, tone and balance to firm up your composition. The afternoon will begin with some...
£49
Essex - Next course on 4th October 2019
Make this gorgeous zipped evening bag in a day. This workshop is suitable for people that have a little bit of sewing machine experience, don’t be scared of those zips! Gillian is a very experienced and been quilting for thirty five years, during which time she has learnt many techniques that’s she is keen to pass on. What you will need to bring Your usual sewing kit A sewing machine (or use one of ours...
£85
Essex - Next course on 13th July 2019
One day practical watercolour workshop in beautiful setting. With Jake to guide you, learn how to put the life into your wildlife studies through the imaginative use of colour and dynamic brushwork. He will show you how to capture the light and movement in animal subjects; an invaluable skill to be used in all your watercolour work. You will complete two paintings during the day, exploring different styles of working. Old Bank Studios offers a...
£160
Essex - Next course on 20th July 2019
Two day open air painting weekend, run by Old Bank Studios, Harwich. Join Roger Dellar for this full weekend Plein Air workshop and discover his process and techniques for creating an oil painting from start to finish, whilst working outside. This workshop will cover what makes a successful composition, what to include and as importantly what to leave out of a picture. Roger will also share with you the ways in which he deals with...
£95
Essex - Next course on 8th June 2019
Moulds from Nature This workshop is structured to suit students new to working with silver clay as well as offering more experienced students an opportunity to develop new skills. Using a selection of natural objects such as seed heads, fossilised sharks teeth, acorns etc. you will learn how to make successful silicon moulds and use them to create replicas. Following your own designs Helen will take you through all the processes to complete stunning pieces...
£140
Essex - Next course on 6th July 2019
Using Colouricious’ huge range of Indian hand carved wood printing blocks, learn how to print fabric for all your sewing and textile projects. Creatively combine block printing with stencils and gelli printing. Day 1 Fabric Design, Pattern Theory, Double Printing, Masking Day 2 Stencil Art, Block Printing Around and Through Stencils, Creating Backgrounds
£79
Essex - Next course on 20th October 2019
This neat little basket is ideal for picking nuts and berries, or collecting eggs. Beginning with two hoops, your basket will gradually take shape as you add a decorative willow tie, ribs and then weaving. You’ll learn how to split willow, to shape the ribs, and some simple weaving techniques. An East Anglian native, Jo Hammond grew up in Suffolk and Essex, now living close to the Stour Estuary. Her degree in Fine Art shows...
£150
Essex - Next course on 9th November 2019
The aim of this course is to give anyone new to portraiture a good foundation in the principles of creating a likeness, through an understanding of head construction, positioning of features and effective use of colour. You will learn how a good use of tone can bring reality and structure to your work; essential to successful portrait painting. This course is suitable for beginners in portrait painting, but with some drawing ability. If you already...
£98
Essex - Next course on 10th August 2019
Join Maria Spiller and Bev Caleno for a whole weekend of patchwork and quilting. Whether you are a beginner or a more accomplished quilter this is an ideal weekend. Beginners will have a choice of making a cushion or basic quilt, there will also be a choice of making a log cabin or cathedral window cushion. You could even come along to finish off a started project, the choice is yours. Please feel free to...
£115
Essex - Next course on 19th October 2019
If you’ve got the basics of working with clay silver and want to learn more – this is the course for you! In this one day class we’ll discover new forms of clay silver and learn three exciting new techniques for making real silver jewellery. Expect to make three finished pieces that will be ready to wear home – or be hallmarked – by the end of the day. Trace a stylish rose pendant with...
£150
Essex - Next course on 28th September 2019
Over the two days of this Mixed Media Weekend you will produce two different works using a host of materials and techniques. One day will incorporate the use of paint, ink, crayon, pastel, mediums and pastes, whilst the other will use some of these, but with more of an emphasis on collage. There will be lots of advise on colour use, composition and importantly how to create appealing marks and textures. You can work from...
£49
Essex
Join Rosie at Old Bank Studios and learn how to construct a unique 2D picture from Marino wool. Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful scene to your own design, “painting” with a huge range of coloured wool, under the patient guidance of Rosie. During many years in textiles and visiting numerous exhibitions, events and craft shows, I have never come across a felt artist as talented Rosie and...
£49
Essex
One day needle felting workshop in Harwich - suitable for beginners, absolutely no experience necessary. Join Rosie and learn how to sculpt your favourite pooch or any other animal from Marino wool Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful, soft animal figure, under the patient guidance of Rosie. She will teach you how to make a flexible frame and then gradually build up layers of wool to sculpt your...
£65
Essex - Next course on 14th July 2019
One day sketching and drawing workshop in Harwich. Mike Riches is a passionate sketcher and each of his many sketchbooks is simultaneously a work of art, a journal and future source of reference material. Join Mike as we venture outside to capture some of wealth of subjects and scenes to be found in Harwich. The day will begin with a brief talk about the virtues of sketching, materials and methods, whilst taking the opportunity to...
£49
Essex - Next course on 9th June 2019
This workshop is especially suitable for beginners; absolutely no experience necessary. Join Rosie and learn how to construct a unique 2D picture from Marino wool. Using the needle felting method you will be able to produce a beautiful scene to your own design, “painting” with a huge range of coloured wool, under the patient guidance of Rosie. During many years in textiles and visiting numerous exhibitions, events and craft shows, I have never come across...
£79
Essex - Next course on 12th October 2019
Learn to paint portraits in the style of Van Gogh on this one day art workshop. Van Gogh produced many self portraits in the course of his life. They represent the artist’s ongoing fascination with who he was but also his exploration of how light falls on flesh and the beautiful, complexity of colour produced. Add to this his characteristic, expressive, brushwork and for the artist it becomes a great, fun, challenge. On the course...
£59
Essex
This day will provide the opportunity to explore a few basic techniques that can be used with gorgeous coloured dyes on silk. It will be in 2 parts . . Using ‘Gutta’ on Silk and Microwave Dyeing to produce your unique designed silk scarf length. Microwave dyeing has an alchemy that combines steam fix dyes and silk to produce a bit of magic. We will use ‘Shibori’ style folding to experiment with ways of folding,...
£59
Essex - Next course on 27th October 2019
Batik is a way of creating gorgeous designs on fabric – paper, cotton, silk – using wax as a resist. Selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed or painted. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour. We will use a contemporary form batik / faux batik, which owes much to the past, but is...
£79
Essex - Next course on 31st August 2019
With Trevor’s experience and guidance you will work using modern, air drying clay which is impregnated with nylon fibre, giving a strong stable finish. You will explore the use of a simple armature (the internal support for your sculpture) and a range of techniques for building and finishing in clay. Finally you will learn about acrylic finishes that can be used to give a bronze finish. The full process will give you the skills of...
£199
Essex - Next course on 21st September 2019
Two day mosaic course with Anne Schwegmann-Fielding. Create your own panel using ceramic and glass tesserae along with a variety of recycled materials. Learn all the techniques needed to complete your own project under the guidance of experienced Mosaic Artist Anne Schwegmann-Fielding. Mosaic is a wonderfully versatile medium. Using a range of colours and materials, you can transform simple designs into beautiful mosaics which will last forever! The workshop enables you to explore techniques and...
£69
Essex
With the highly talented Brin Edwards explore ways of depicting  birds and other wildlife in a vibrant lively manner, building up your picture with areas of bold flat colour, giving the impression of the subject without fussing over fine detail. Using Acrylics will enable you to overlap colours and work quickly, also 'mistakes' can be easily rectified, which will help to build your confidence! This promises to be an exciting and rewarding day, at the...
£79
Essex - Next course on 8th June 2019
This is a great opportunity to work with one of East Anglia’s best willow workers - Jo Hammond. On this full day course, which will take place within our walled garden (weather permitting, otherwise in our spacious studio) Jo will introduce to willow sculpture and the use of freeweave. You will learn how to create a framework, how to cover and shape the frame with freeweave, and how to build the head, legs and ears...